Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics (Behavioral Sciences)
I am a Developmental Psychologist and health services researcher with expertise in methodology and statistics. I am currently involved in several studies focusing on sexual risk behavior in urban adolescents, including randomized trials of several STD/HIV risk reduction interventions. I am a member of the Social and Behavioral Research Faculty at the Einstein-Montefiore Center for AIDS Research, the Einstein HIV/STD Translational Working Group, and the Center for Public Health Sciences, and I am working on projects for adolescents and young adults in India and Kenya through the Global Health Center. I also am a co-investigator on a project using community participatory research (CBPR) methods to study health disparities for Bronx minority youth, through which we designed and are evaluating a community-based mental health intervention for teens. My other work has examined a variety of risk and resilience factors influencing children’s health and psychological adjustment, including studies of the impact of childhood chronic illness on families and the role of parenting stress. I also am working on evaluations of programs focusing on early child development and socio-emotional health with other Pediatric faculty and I am involved in research training of medical and social science graduate students and fellows.
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Bronx, NY 10461